W Is For Who You Are
What makes up who you are?
When asked who or what you are, how do you respond? In 21st Century life we increasingly identify ourselves by the roles we take on ~ our jobs, our voluntary roles, or those belonging to our partner.
These often overtake how we attribute value to ourselves and others, as well as how we manage our time. Things that we don’t believe are important to us in line with our values, can end up taking an ever increasing chunk of our time and energy, leaving the things that we feel are important, or even essential, to us being crammed in to the gaps we have left. Even overlooked all together.
How do you spend your energy?
A Mindfulness Mindset encourages you to look at where your time and energy goes. Are you leaving yourself spent by focussing on things you actually find unimportant? Or allowing labels to define who you are and where your energy or attention are focussed?
How do you identify who you are?
By starting to identify yourself with labels that you would choose for yourself, that align with your values and the person you would strive to be, you can start to experience joy and relaxation in all areas of your life.
Society can put great pressure on you to identify yourself as what you do for a job, but what happens when you start to think of yourself in terms of the way you choose to spend the rest of your time?
The ways you could define yourself are endless ~ are you an adventurer? A nature lover? A meditator? A cake baker? A craft lover? A music player?… what labels would you choose?
When your energy and attention focus in on who you are at the heart of your being, finding peace and contentment, and therefore an ease with being alone with you, comes easily. As well as an ability to focus in on where you are in the moment.